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Top 10 milkers' mistakes in milking parlors: Employees out of position

December 22, 2023
2 min

On the eve of the Christmas holidays, we are completing our top 10 mistakes on farms. "Employees out of position," constitutes 2.16% of all reported issues, and ranking as the last in our top 10 issues on dairy farms. This issue occurs when there is no worker in the milking area for more than 1 minute. On average, there is no employee present for 5 minutes during a 2-hour milking session. While breaks are necessary, we should have a clear system in place for staff rotation in the milking area. This ensures that there is always someone monitoring the milking equipment in case any issues arise.

Demo Results: Top 10 issues

Why is this important?

Extended breaks without coverage:

In instances where there is no staff in the milking parlor for an extended period, issues such as early detachment or unexpected situations may occur without immediate attention.

Lack of rotation system:

Farms lacking a clearly defined system for staff rotation may experience higher instances of employees being out of position, emphasizing the need for a structured approach to ensure continuous coverage.

Monitoring diligence:

The absence of a dedicated person overseeing the milking equipment can lead to potential issues or equipment detachment, impacting the overall milking process.

The “Employees out of position” issue reflects confusion or disorganization in the milking process. The lack of clear instructions on staff responsibilities during milking or what to do in the event of milking unit detachment can contribute to this issue. Providing a detailed description of the milking process and training employees on the rules and procedures is crucial. Employees should also have visibility into the process and be able to respond swiftly to any issues.

It is important to make sure that all employees are in the right position to take care of dairy cows. This helps to keep the cows healthy and productive. To do this, it is crucial to provide proper training, create clear guidelines for staff rotation, and stress the need for workers to be consistently present in the milking area. These actions can help minimize any negative effects and ensure that milking is done efficiently and reliably. Dairy farms should view these steps as investments in their success and the well-being of their workers.

In addition, it's essential to remember that, despite ranking as the last in the top 10 issues, our system identifies and addresses over 40 different issues. This reflects the system's adaptability, tailoring its responses to meet the specific needs of each client. This comprehensive approach ensures a robust and flexible solution for dairy farm management, underscoring our commitment to providing effective support beyond prioritized issues.

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